Ideal Meals for the “Wai Guo Ren” (Foreigner)
Living in Taiwan for a few years has taught me how to make foods I am familiar with back home but with limited resources and on a budget. If you have access to a COSTCO, then your options broaden, but for the most part, we eat simply and this recipe is a part of a collection for the American teachers living in Taiwan with a simple stove, toaster oven and small grocery store in town.
This is fun as a side for any BBQ party with your friends. The mayonnaise comes in small bags in the local grocery and is a little sweeter than we are used to so cut way down on the sugar if using that. In the picture on the right, I added mayonnaise to the top bowl and only the vinegar dressing to the bowl at the bottom.
Today’s Recipe: Southern Slaw- serves 6 people
3 to 4 cups shredded cabbage, about ½ a head
1/2 medium green pepper, diced
1 carrot, shredded
2 tablespoons grated sweet onion
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
mayonnaise, if desired
In a large bowl, toss cabbage, green pepper, carrots, and onion. Cover and chill thoroughly. In a small bowl, combine sugar, salt, vinegar, and oil. Pour over vegetables and toss before serving. If creamier coleslaw is desired, stir in some mayonnaise, a little at a time, until the desired consistency.